The fourth annual Steven K. Latimer 5K will be held on Saturday, September 26 with a kick off event at Circe Restaurant and Bar, 50 Weybosset Street on September 23. GoLocalTV previews the event.
The first Steven K. Latimer Memorial 5K will be held on Saturday, September 29th near the Carousel @ Roger Williams Parkbeginning at 10am. All proceeds from the race will help support the Steven K. Latimer Fund which provides educational scholarships to children who have lost a parent due to an act of violence.
PROVIDENCE – The Steven K. Latimer Memorial 5K, the first annual fundraising event for the Steven K. Latimer Memorial Scholarship Fund, will be held Sept. 29 at Roger Williams Park to benefit the fund that will provide educational scholarships to Rhode Island students who have lost a parent or parents due to an act of violence.
The fund was founded by Myra Latimer in memory of her son, Steven K. Latimer, a father to five-year-old Nevaeh when he was killed at the age of 23 in October 2011 while applying to the nursing program at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick.
“Steven had begun to mature and grow and recognize the importance of a good education,” Latimer wrote in a letter announcing the fund. “I recall the last time I saw him and Nevaeh together, they were having a conversation, and Steven was stressing the importance of her education.”